Dante Rossetti Awards for YA FictionThe Dante Rossetti Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Book  Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards (#CIBAs).


Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about twelve to eighteen. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Romance, Literary, we will put them to the test and choose the best Young Adult Books among them.

These Semi-Finalists will compete for the coveted limited positions of the First  Place Category Winners of the 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards in the final rounds of judging.  The First Place Category winners will automatically be entered into the Dante Rossetti GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition.  The 16 CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the CBR Overall Grand Prize for Best Book and its $1,000 purse. First Place Category and Grand Prize Awards will be announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Bellingham, Washington.

These titles are in the running for the limited First Place positions of the 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards novel competition for Young Adult Fiction.

All Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the 2019 Chanticleer Authors Conference and CIBA Banquet & Ceremony.

Good luck to all in these next final rounds of judging to see which titles will move forward.


  • Mara Gan – Joined
  • Dan Morales – The Scouts of St. Michael Operation Archangel
  • Robert Wright Jr – Unwanted
  • Alexander Edlund – Keelic and the Pathfinders
  • KB Shaw – From the Shadows
  • Tom Edwards – The Honourable Catherine
  • Carmela A. Martino – Playing by Heart
  • Gina Detwiler  – Forlorn
  • Cheryl G. Bostrom – Climb, Run, Drown
  • Alex Paul – Tookan Attack
  • Lynn Yvonne Moon – Whispers
  • Tiffany Brooks – Reality Gold
  • Andrea and William Vaughan – 2nd Gen
  • Molly Lazer – Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale
  • Jacinta Jade – Change of Chaos
  • Chuck Vance – Sneaking Out
  • Andrea Murray – Something New
  • Susan Faw – Soul Sacrifice
  • Sarah Mendivel – Sam’s Theory
  • Christy Nicholas – The Enchanted Swans   
  • Jennifer Alsever – Ember Burning: Trinity Forest Book 1

All Short Listers and SemiFinalists will receive high visibility along with special badges to wear during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala.

Grand Prize Ribbons!

Good Luck to each of you as your works competes for the 2018 Dante Rossetti  Book Awards First Place category positions and the Dante Rossetti 2018 Grand Prize.  

To view the 2017 Rossetti Book Awards winners, please click here.

The Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Winner and the seven First Place Category Position award winners will be announced at the April 27th, 2019 Chanticleer Book Awards Annual Awards Gala, which takes place at the Chanticleer Authors Conference that will be held in Bellingham, Wash. 

We are now accepting submissions into the 2019 Dante Rossetti Book Awards writing competition. The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2019. Please click here for more information. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at Info@ChantiReviews.com.